Dear Penn State Students and Families:
As a member of the Penn State community, which has provided me the skills and experiences necessary to be the person and educator I am today, my heart goes out to those children and their families affected by the allegations currently in the local and national media. I hope those affected continue to receive the best treatment and those responsible are brought to justice.
To the thousands of current Penn State students, know we are thinking of you and we share the heartache these events have caused all of you. It is unfair that you have been put in the middle of this storm, but stick together, focus on solutions and learn as much as you can from the experience.
I hope you continue to display your Nittany Lion pride and hold your head high. Remember that these events have nothing to do with why YOU were selected to be a part of one of the very best educational institutions in the world. WE ARE… all behind you and are thinking of you as you redirect your focus toward your course of study.
Penn State Class of 2000